Panasonic in DeSoto: And So It Begins . . .

Gov. Laura Kelly and Lt. Gov. David Toland flanked Kazuo Tadanobu, president and CEO of Panasonic Energy of North America, and other dignitaries as the dirt began to fly on the battery-plant construction site.   Public officials, local dignitaries, economic-development… more

Work Begins on New Lenexa Logistics Center Facility

Block Real Estate Services has kickstarted construction on a distribution facility for countertop and flooring supplier MS International with a groundbreaking ceremony this month. The planned 200,800 square-foot building within the industrial park will serve as warehouse and office space… more

Kansas City metro to add $100M logistics park

International commercial real estate developer Scannell Properties has launched the first phase of the Compass 70 Logistics development on 157 acres in Bonner Springs, Kan. The multi-phase, $100 million industrial development could include three buildings totaling 2 million square feet… more

Yellow ushers in new president

Overland Park-based Yellow Corp. has named a new president.  The trucking and logistics company, formerly known as YRC Worldwide Inc., promoted Darrel Harris to the role.  Harris joined Yellow in November as executive vice president of strategic initiatives. The industry… more

Kansas City Southern sale to go under review

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and Kansas City Southern today made a filing with the Surface Transportation Board asserting their right to have the STB review their combination under a waiver the STB granted to KCS in 2001. The filing was… more

Liberty Logistics Center adds growing Kansas City tenant

One of The Scarbrough Group's business units will start operations this summer at a new industrial facility in Liberty. Scarbrough Warehousing announced it will move into 226,000 Class A square feet within Liberty Logistics Center, a 62.42-acre industrial park at… more

Sale of Custom Truck One Source closes at $1.48B

The acquisition of Kansas City-headquartered Custom Truck One Source has been finalized, the specialized truck and heavy equipment solutions provider selling to Nesco Holdings, Inc.  News of the acquisition was originally announced back in December 2020. Today, the transaction closed… more

Olathe Warehouse Sells for $44 Million

A real-estate investment trust based in Massachusetts says it has acquired a 645,000 square-foot warehouse in Olathe, currently home to the Excelligence school supply distribution center, for $44 million, in a building adjacent to the Coleman Co. distribution center on… more

Northland distribution center locks in new tenant

Still under development, the Liberty Logistics Center located in the Northland in Liberty, Mo. at U.S. Highway 69 and Liberty Parkway will soon welcome a new tenant. Tennessee-based Kenco Logistics Services LLC has decided to open operations in the industrial… more

Kansas City-based VeriShip announces merger

Bringing a new model to the table, the recent merger of Kansas City-headquartered VeriShip and Utah-based Sifted is expected to result in new and improved changes in logistics operations. VeriShip is noted as the largest spend management and payments platform… more